Definition of Amoebic dysentery

1. Noun. Inflammation of the intestines caused by Endamoeba histolytica; usually acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces; characterized by severe diarrhea.

Exact synonyms: Amebic Dysentery
Generic synonyms: Dysentery, Amebiasis, Amebiosis, Amoebiasis, Amoebiosis



Medical Definition of Amoebic dysentery

1. Diarrhoea which results for ulcerative inflammation of the colon. This condition is caused by infection with Entamoeba histolytica, a similar appearance grossly to that of ulcerative colitis. See: amoebiasis. (05 Feb 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amoebic Dysentery

amoebaean
amoebaism
amoebalike
amoeban
amoebas
amoebea
amoebean
amoebian
amoebians
amoebiases
amoebiasis
amoebiasis cutis
amoebic
amoebic abscess
amoebic colitis
amoebic dysentery (current term)
amoebic granuloma
amoebicidal
amoebicide
amoebida
amoebiform
amoebiosis
amoebism
amoebocyte
amoebocytes
amoeboid
amoeboid movement
amoeboids
amoebous

Literary usage of Amoebic dysentery

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1. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1903)
"amoebic dysentery is generally chronic. 2. In amoebic dysentery the bacillus is not found. 3. In amoebic dysentery toxic symptoms are lacking, ..."

2. A Manual of clinical diagnosis by means of laboratory methods, for students by Charles Edmund Simon (1902)
"amoebic dysentery.—This form of dysentery is especially interesting, not so much on account of its prevalence, however, as from the ini|x>rtance attaching ..."

3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"This probably explains the endemic rather than epidemic characteristics of the spread of amoebic dysentery because if the innumerable vegetative amoebae in ..."

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